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In Topic: ACWS New York - May 6, 7, 8 2016

Yesterday, 01:49 PM

see if a dead body is considered an obstruction  ;-)

Obstruction An object that a yacht could not pass without changing course substantially, if she
were sailing directly towards it and one of her hull lengths from it......

I'd say that for a foiling boat, a dead body would require only a minor course change so it is not an obstruction.

In Topic: ACWS New York - May 6, 7, 8 2016

Yesterday, 07:57 AM

These are (mostly) commercially sponsored teams and ACWS delivers sponsor value. If they are not "thrilled" they should perhaps find a different career avenue.

We could discuss whether ACWS delivers sufficient value but that is a different debate.

In Topic: Team France

Yesterday, 07:19 AM

Have you been to NZ, I can't think of a better place to hide a testing program, it's literally an island nation at the bottom of the world with only 4 million people, they could be out on lake te anau right now and no one would know

Do you believe Oracle hasn't a very good idea of what testing ETNZ may be doing, who, what, when and where?

In Topic: Mark Turner as CEO of the 2017-18 Volvo

03 May 2016 - 11:35 AM

since I can't get less than zero interest.

And yet here you are posting about it.

In Topic: Team France

02 May 2016 - 09:47 AM

Including chef and assistant chef, it seems. Strangely, other teams haven't felt the need to name the catering team, not even the French. I don't think ETNZ has in fact up to now been competing in ACWS and testing simultaneously, the first time they will be doing that is next weekend, so a prediction of "great success" is something of a hostage to fortune.


That aside, nobody is disputing their ACWS success or the strength of their sailing team & I happen to think that in AC35 the sailing team will have more influence on the end result than most here believe. The question was about budget and the late start and limited scale of ETNZ testing versus other teams doesn't necessarily corroborate a "more than adequate" budget.